Driverless cars

January 24, 2019 - 3:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is reducing the size of its workforce assigned to driverless car technology as the company reorganizes amid weakening sales of iPhones, its biggest moneymaker. The company acknowledged the cutbacks in a Thursday statement, without specifying the number of jobs affected...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo a Chrysler Pacifica hybrid outfitted with Waymo's suite of sensors and radar is displayed at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world's first plant "100 percent" dedicated to the mass production of autonomous vehicles. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
January 22, 2019 - 5:41 pm
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Google's self-driving car spinoff Waymo said Tuesday it will bring a factory to Michigan, creating up to 400 jobs at what it describes as the world's first plant "100 percent" dedicated to the mass production of autonomous vehicles. The company plans to spend about $13.6...
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Ford Motor Co. President and CEO, Jim Hackett, left, meets with Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
January 15, 2019 - 8:55 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen and Ford say they're forming a global alliance in which they will develop commercial vans and medium-sized pickups together while exploring broader cooperation on future battery-powered and autonomous vehicles. Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess and Ford CEO Jim...
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December 21, 2018 - 8:38 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Self-driving car startup Zoox Inc. has won permission to start offering rides to passengers in California. The Public Utilities Commission granted Zoox a permit Friday to ferry riders in autonomous vehicles under a pilot program — but Zoox can't charge for the service and a...
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An autonomous vehicle called an R1 created to deliver groceries is displayed outside a Fry's grocery store, which is owned by Kroger Co., in Scottsdale, Ariz., Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. The fully autonomous vehicle is set begin piloting public roads Tuesday with no back up driver, though it will be monitored by humans in another automobile. (AP Photo/Brian Skoloff)
December 18, 2018 - 6:14 pm
The nation's largest grocery chain is trying to leap into the driverless delivery market, announcing Tuesday that it is now ready to bring milk, eggs and apples to some customers' homes in a vehicle with nobody at the wheel. Although limited to delivering within about a mile (1.6 kilometers) of one...
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December 18, 2018 - 6:09 pm
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has approved Uber's request to resume testing of autonomous vehicles on public roads in the Pittsburgh area. The approval, effective Monday and lasting for one year, comes about nine months after one of Uber's autonomous test vehicles...
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In this Nov. 20, 2018, photo provided by General Motors/Cruise, from left, Cruise Automation's Dan Kan and Kyle Vogt pose for a photo with General Motors' Dan Ammann at Cruise Automation offices in San Francisco, Calif. General Motors’ No. 2 executive is moving from Motor City to Silicon Valley to run the automaker’s self-driving car operations as it attempts to cash in on its bet that robotic vehicles will transform transportation. In a transition announced Thursday, Nov. 29, GM President Ammann will become CEO of the company’s Cruise Automation subsidiary at the beginning of next year. He will replace Cruise co-founder Vogt, who will become chief technology officer. (Noah Berger/General Motors, Cruise via AP)
November 29, 2018 - 1:43 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — General Motors' No. 2 executive is moving from Motor City to Silicon Valley to run the automaker's self-driving car operations as it attempts to cash in on its bet that robotic vehicles will transform transportation. GM President Dan Ammann will become CEO of the company's...
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2018 file photo, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey and his wife Angela Ducey, follow the casket of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., into a memorial service at the Capitol in Phoenix. Arizona has developed a reputation over the past decade for being one of the country's greatest political flashpoints, with divisive debates over immigration, rambunctious populists and a divided GOP. Ducey has navigated the state’s political waters with a buttoned-down approach. The onetime chief executive officer of ice cream chain Cold Stone Creamery on Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, named former Sen. Jon Kyl to fill the seat vacated by the late John McCain. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
September 05, 2018 - 4:22 pm
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona carries a reputation as one of the country's political flashpoints, with heated debates over immigration, rambunctious populists and a divided GOP. But the man who had the attention of the nation's political establishment this week is a buttoned-down former ice cream company...
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FILE- This June 15, 2017, file photo shows bagged purchases from the Kroger grocery store in Flowood, Miss. Kroger Co. has chosen a Phoenix suburb as the launching pad for delivering groceries to doorsteps using driverless cars. The U.S. grocer will begin the testing phase of the self-driving service Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, at a Fry’s supermarket in Scottsdale. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
August 16, 2018 - 8:20 am
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Kroger will begin testing grocery deliveries using driverless cars outside of Phoenix. The biggest U.S. grocery chain said the project will begin Thursday in Scottsdale at a Fry's supermarket, which is owned by Kroger. Shoppers can order groceries online or via a mobile app...
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In this Thursday, June 14, 2018 photo, Bill Ford Jr., Ford Motor Company Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board, poses in the Michigan Central Station in Detroit. Ford Motor Co. is embarking on a 4-year renovation of the 105-year-old depot and 17-story office tower just west of downtown. The massive project is expected to increase the automaker’s footprint in the city where the company was founded, provide space for electric and autonomous vehicle testing and research and spur investment in the surrounding neighborhood. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
June 17, 2018 - 12:13 am
DETROIT (AP) — Bill Ford looks past the tons of paint, plaster and steel needed to remake Detroit's blighted Michigan Central train station and sees more than just an iconic building in desperate need of a makeover. The executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. and great-grandson of founder Henry Ford...
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